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Custom Leather Backpack Tutorial + More

You're not limited to shoes for your custom projects. Angelus paints can be used to customize a variety of products, from backpacks to furniture.

Check out these pictures to get inspiration for your next custom project.

Custom Leather Backpack

(source: @ehkcustoms)

Artist Enzo Kim (@ehkcustoms) stopped by the Angelus studio to put together this custom koi fish leather backpack tutorial.

Check out the full tutorial to watch Enzo walk you through how to create this design, and to see all the materials you need to get started.

Custom Air Max

(source: @jwdanklefs)

Air Maxes continue to be an all-time favorite for shoe artists.

Check out these custom "What the Air Max" AM1s design by sponsored artist @jwdanklefs, which features a variety of animal print and camo patterns.

Grab a 12 color assortment kit to try creating your own custom Air Maxes.

Custom Jordan 12

(source: @kattycustoms)

What would you name these Jordan 12s?

Sponsored artist @kattycustoms designed these Js features an all-black upper, multicolor camo sole, and neon pink accents.

Supreme x Louis Vuitton Custom Cleats

(source: @solesbysir)

Supreme x Louis Vuitton: every hypebeast's dream.

Turns out Drew Brees is a hypebeast himself. Sponsored artist @solesbysir designed these custom cleats for the legendary quarterback and added some gold accents to bring the design to a new level.

Area 51 Customs

(source: @visionarykickz)

You ready to storm Area 51?

Be sure to prepare yourself by checking out this tutorial by artist Jake Mata from @visionarykickz. Watch as he walks you through the design using Angelus paints and some easy DIY stencils.

Don't forget to follow Angelus on Instagram for more customs like these, and check out our online store to pick up the materials you need for your next project.

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Torched 1s, Cheetah Print Air Forces, & More Great Customs

Need inspiration for your next project?

Check out these great customs from the end of July.

Torched Jordan 1s

(source: @justwincustoms)

Jordan 1s are one of the top choices for custom artists around the country, but not many of them can make a pair as clean as these.

Sponsored artist @justwincustoms designed these custom 1s featuring a blacked-out colorway and took a torch to the classic Nike Swoosh.

Grab some orange and black paint to get started on your own similar pair of customs.

Flamin' Hot Air Max

(source: @jwdanklefs⁠)

You can use almost anything you want as the theme for your next pair of customs.

Take these custom Air Maxes, for example. Sponsored artist @jwdanklefs created these shoes featuring an orange, yellow, red, and cheetah print design to make his own Flamin' Hot Air Maxes.

Black and Orange Air Forces

(source: @kelshmeamy⁠)

If you're having trouble coming up with new designs, try playing with the logo to create a unique pair of customs.

These black Nikes, by sponsored artist @kelshmeamy, feature a new take on the classic Swoosh to make a one-of-a-kind pair of Air Force 1s. 

Pick up some orange paint to see if you can replicate this design.

Cheetah/Zebra Print Air Force

(source: @kendrascustoms⁠)

Creating a unique pair of customs goes beyond changing up the colorway. Try playing with patterns for your next project.

Sponsored artist @kendrascustoms created these custom AF1s, featuring a cheetah, zebra, and giraffe print design, just in time for the new live-action Lion King. 

Lion King Vans

(source: @lucha_loafers⁠)

The new Lion King remake has a lot of people excited to see an updated version of their favorite childhood movie.

If you're one of these people, you can try your hand at making your own Lion King customs, like these detailed Vans from sponsored artist @lucha_loafers. Just grab a 12 Color Assortment Kit to get started.

Don't forget to follow Angelus on Instagram to keep up with more customs like these from our amazing sponsored artists.

DBZ Air Force 1 High Custom Tutorial + Custom Inspiration

Need some new ideas for your next pair of customs?

We put together a few tutorials plus a few new customs to help you get some inspiration for your next big project.

DBZ AF1 High
(source: @customicasso)

In our latest tutorial, Miles ( @customicasso) stopped by to teach you how to create these clean custom DBZ Air Force 1 Highs.

Miles will show you some airbrushing techniques, how to layer your paints, and how to use even brush strokes to get even coverage.

Check out the full tutorial to learn what materials and techniques you need to create these Shenron Dragon AF1 Highs.

Chance The Rapper Custom NMDs

NMDs still have one of the cleanest silhouettes that Adidas has ever come up with -- making them perfect for your next custom project.

Sponsored artist  @astrotorfcustoms finished these custom NMDs just in time for Chance The Rapper's debut album, which is dropping next week.

These red, white, and blue custom NMDs commemorate the three mixtapes that brought Chance to where he is now. 

Bape AF1
(source:  @ianjpaintedit⁠)

Bape camo looks good on anything -- especially these custom AF1s.

Sponsored artist  @ianjpaintedit⁠ used Bape's iconic camo design as inspiration for these purple, blue, and turquoise AF1s.

Grab a few paints to make your own Bape AF1s in a unique colorway.

Blush Pink Jordans
(source:  @kattycustoms)

It can be hard to come up with Jordan colorways that haven't already been done to death. You just need to get a little creative with it.

Sponsored artist @kattycustoms designed these Coral Jordan 4s, featuring bronze accents and gold tips. 

Pick up a 12 color assortment kit to see what new colorways you can come up with.

Summertime Vans
(source:  @ehkcustoms)

Lastly, Enzo Kim from  @ehkcustoms stopped by the studio to show you how to create the perfect pair of custom slip-on Vans for the summer.

Check out the full tutorial to learn how to paint on canvas and follow along to create this tropical sunset design for yourself.

Remember to follow Angelus on Instagram to see more inspiration like this, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more tutorials.

Highlighting Some of December's Best Customs

December has been a great month for customs. From sponsored artists and fans of our products, we've seen an incredible amount of original customs that deserve to be seen. Check out this list of some of our favorite customs from the last month of the year.

Wavy Waverunners

(source: @danielcordas)

The Yeezy Wave Runners had mixed opinions when they came out, but I can't see anybody not messing with these. Credit for the incredible design on these customs goes to our sponsored artist @danielcordas. Grab some white, blue, and light blue paint if you want to give this design a shot.

Teal 11s

(source: @kattycustoms)

Sometimes the best customs are the simplest. Sponsored artist @kattycustoms always brings the brightest colors to her designs and these 11s are no different. The turquoise and white colorway is one of the cleanest we've seen.

Watercolor 11s

(source: @wallychamp15)

It's always great to see a unique design and these customs by sponsored artist @wallychamp15 definitely fit the bill. This artist uses a variety of our high-quality paints to create a gradient watercolor effect on these all-white 11s.

Woodgrain AF1s

(source: @kingdom_made)

Next up is sponsored artist @kingdom_made with one of the most original designs we've seen in a minute. This artist took some classic AF1s and transformed them with a colorway made up of gold, wood grain, and a checkerboard pattern topped off with a yellow lace swap.

Rugrats PG 13s

(source: @sierato)

If this pair of customs doesn't show you what can be accomplished with our paints then nothing will. Sponsored artist @sierato designed and painted an incredibly detailed depiction of this classic cartoon on a pair of PG 13s. Grab a 12 color assortment kit and see what you can accomplish.

Remember to follow us on Instagram where we post several designs every week by artists across the country.